Veil

Good old days

please come

back

to me

Oh god

I want to

do them over

again

all this pain

all this suffering

changed what I thought

was me

I am not so

violent

and hateful

like before

I have forgotten

my old grudges

I have been humbled

so humbled

I’m breaking through

I’m breaking through

the veil

I am not becoming

god

nor even a lesser

god

but becoming me

and it matters

not who I am

because now

I know

after all those years

what tore me down

tore what

wasn’t me

away

like bark

off an old

rotten tree

it left me

stripped

of

my pride

and ego

like

a fisherman

gutting

his

squirming

slippery

catch

on the

dock

like a

barber’s

razor

time

did its own work

whittling me down

inch by sacred

inch

leaving

there

sitting in

a chair

what I really

was

what wasn’t me

is not

anymore

it went away

and we

dare think

time exists

simply because

we have

a

memory?

our memory

exists

because

we so desperately

need

feeling

the illusion

we

were

here

and that

it did

actually

matter

that we

were

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you for visiting!
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One Response to Veil

  1. daffniginger says:

    “Inch by sacred inch” I enjoyed those words and this whole piece.

    Liked by 1 person

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